Picture Book Review: Muddled Up Farm by Mike Dumbleton and Jobi Murphy


Muddled Up Farm by Mike Dumbleton and Jobi Murphy

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Starbright Books (March 15, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 4 of 5 stars


Muddled-up Farm is a very special place. From the cat to the cow, the
pig and the goat it is full of surprises that will have young readers
laughing out loud as they discover everything that is mixed up on
Muddled-up Farm! Muddled-up Farm is a Children’s Book Council of
Australia Notable Book.

About Mike Dubleton:

Mike Dumbleton started writing when he decided he wasn ’t getting any
better at basketball and his three children were old enough to allow him
some uninterrupted time. His first book,Dial-A-Croc, was published in
1991, and is still very popular. Since then Mike has written many other
picture books, including the bedtime storyLet’s Escape. His work has
been adapted for stage and television, and many of his books have been
selected by the Children’s Book Council of Australia as Notable Books.
Born in England, Mike now lives in Australia with his wife Linda. He is a
high school English teacher and Cross Curriculum Literacy Coordinator.


About Jobi Murphy:

Jobi ’s portfolio includes many award-winning titles such as My Alphabet
Kit. Jobi divides her time between working in children’s publishing and
looking after her family in the leafy Sydney suburb of Grays Point. 

My Thoughts:

This brightly colored picture book will catch the attention of young children.  It is a silly story about a farm
where the ducks moo and cats eat straw. I read this to my kids and they
laughed at all the animals saying and doing the wrong things. They
especially loved the end when the farm inspector stars to quack. This is
a cute story that young children will love.

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  • Reply
    May 31, 2013 at 4:29 am

    This looks so cute! I wish my library had it.

    • Reply
      June 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      It's possible that they may get it in the future. You could always submit a request for it. 🙂

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    Adriana Garcia
    June 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Quirky illustrations (:
    Sounds cute. I also like that ending.

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